Adirondack Museum, AML_Broadsides_F3_006
A Finch, Pruyn and Company, Inc. poster instructing workers not to smoke in the forest, circa 1900.
What is the purpose of this poster?
What type of business do you think Finch, Pruyn & Company might be? (In other words, what do they make or do?) Why do you think so?
What other industries would be affected by forest fires?
Is this poster convincing? What do you think makes this poster effective?
Research the history of Finch, Pruyn and Company, Inc. When and where was the business founded? What did the company make? Does the company exist today? If so, what does actions does the company take to protect the environment? What other types of companies should work to protect the environment? Do they?
English Language Arts: Write a newspaper article as if it were the year 1900 that describes safety precautions one must take to prevent forest fires.
Art: Create your own forest fire prevention poster.
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